509-534-1128 | 3621 E. Springfield Spokane, WA 99202

Dress Code

The requirements for special shoes and clothes are listed below for each class. Please call us at 509-534-1128 for any questions about the dress code.

Kids' Classes, age 3-5

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Hair pulled up away from face
  • For tap classes - no patent leather tap shoes. We want a successful tap class rather than a painful one. Read more about tap shoes.


Be sure to read about the right ballet shoes.


Ballet levels 1-2

  • Leather ballet shoes, with full leather soles
  • Pink ballet tights
  • Black leotard
  • Hair must be worn in a bun

About Ballet Shoes

Do NOT purchase fabric ballet shoes (which look more like slippers to wear around the house). Our ballet classes require leather, full-soled ballet shoes, as pictured. Check Empire Dance Shop to shop locally in Spokane, or look for Bloch or Danshuz brand shoes.

Tap and Jazz

  • Tights are no required for class
  • Jazz pants, dance shorts, and capris are all ok
  • Leotards preferred, but dance tops ok
  • No t-shirts, baggy clothing, or street clothes, please
  • Hair must be worn out of face, ponytail preferred
ballet slippers

About Tap Shoes

Do NOT purchase patent leather tap shoes. We want a successful tap class instead of a painful one!

Check Empire Dance Shop to shop locally. Capezio, Bloch, and Danshuz are good brands to look for in Spokane or on the internet. Payless is not an ideal place to buy tap shoes, and please try to avoid shoe brands that are cheaper than our recommended brands.

shiny kids' tap shoes with tie kids' tap shoes with laces kids' tap shoes with buckle

Hip Hop

  • Clean sneakers
  • Baggy clothes, such as sweat pants
  • No jeans, please